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Steve Jobs to co-operate in authorized biography

While multiple unauthorized biographies have been written about Apple CEO Steve Jobs over the years, none have been written with the co-operation of the man himself “ until now. A book that will finally get to the core of the tech guru’s life is currently in its early stages, according to The New York Times. The book will be written by Walter Isaacson, author and former managing editor of Time magazine.

From the Times:

Mr. Jobs, who will turn 55 on Feb. 24, has invited Mr. Isaacson to tour his childhood home, one person with knowledge of the discussion said.

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Cooperation with Mr. Isaacson could be a sign that Mr. Jobs has emerged from his recent health battles with more of an interest in shaping his legacy.

Isaacson has written several biographies, including Einstein: His Life and Universe and Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. Last year, he also published American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane, a collection of essays on leaders and thinkers in recent history, including one about Microsoft mogul Bill Gates.